Carrickfergus Castle dig "full of surprises"

"We can see the whole 750 years of garrison life here in the castle, from medieval wall foundations to a late Victorian munitions rail that was used to bring munitions in from the pier beside the castle right into the inner ward," said QUB assistant excavation director RuairĂ­ Ă“ Baoill.

Excavations at Carrickfergus Castle, in County Antrim, Ireland, began in February 2014 and concluded in March, and were considered "full of surprises." Among the discoveries were a medieval wall and the outline of the original great hall. Carrickfergus Castle was built in the 12th century.